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The Resolution 76/204 Disaster Risk Reduction was adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2021. It is reiterating the pledge that no one will be left behind, reaffirming the recognition that the dignity of the human person is fundamental.
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The resolution recognizes that biological hazards require strengthened coordination between disaster and health risk management systems in the areas of risk assessment, surveillance and early warning and that and that resilient health infrastructures reduce overall disaster risk and build disaster resilience.


Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2019


This reflection paper is a contribution by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and examines the links between disaster risk reduction and development in the context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This summary captures the main proceedings of the multi-stakeholder panel discussion organized on 10 October, 2013, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in observance of the 2013 the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which recognized

This is the second Thematic Think Piece on Disaster Risk and Resilience developed by UN entities to support discussions on the post-2015 development agenda. The paper outlines the modus operandi of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

This thematic think piece addresses the insufficient emphasis that disaster risk and resilience received in the original Millennium Development Goal agenda, despite the relationship between disasters and development. The think piece focuses on how

This paper presents UNISDR proposal for the Rio+20 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference. It addresses: (i) the expectations for the outcome of Rio+20, the concrete proposals in this regard, including views on a possible structure of the

This paper presents UNISDR observations and suggestions for the zero draft based on lessons learned in implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015 (HFA): Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters.

This paper provides some comments from UNISDR and IOM on the zero draft based on lessons learned in implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA): Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters and in IOM’s responses to population

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